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Coalition condemns U.S. report on corruption, insecurity in Nigeria


[FILES] Corruption. PHOTO: BBC

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has faulted the United States (U.S.) 2018 report on human rights practices, which claimed that “impunity remains widespread at all levels of government” in Nigeria.

The report, which was published on the website of the U.S. Department of State, said several acts of gross human rights abuse were committed by both government and non-government actors within Nigeria in the year under review, many of which were not investigated.

The group said the attack on Nigeria as a country and its leadership for daring to work for what is in the interest of citizens was provocative.


The National Convener of the group, Gabriel T. Kifasi, at a news conference yesterday in Abuja, called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to reject the insinuations and wrong conclusions drawn in the report.

“This unsurprising nature of the report is based on the knowledge that the United States in its arrogance continues to parade itself as the “Police of the World” while being dismissive of the rights of other nations to sovereignty.

“To the extent that the United States has failed to put its own house in order. A natural reaction to this most recent outrage would have been to completely ignore the junk document. But we reason that part of the misplaced importance the U.S. arrogates to itself is because citizens of other countries often neglect to challenge the lies emanating from the devil’s worldly capital, hence the misplaced aura of infallibility that makes this country continue to ply the world with its garbage.

“If we do nothing to call attention to the lies built into the latest 49-paged fiction by the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, there is then the risk that the fallacies will be committed to history as the true state of affairs in Nigeria.

“Since the report is publicly available, we shall not belabor efforts in recounting the details as this will only further help perpetrate the lies told in it while amplifying them.”

“While the 49-page document gives the wrong impression of being a thorough work of research and analysis of situations in Nigeria, this deception is rather geared towards manipulating Nigeria into changing its stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons relative to the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act 2014.

“It is therefore sad that the U.S. can issue a report to undermine the war on terrorism out of a desperation to procure same sex marriage in Nigeria,” the group stressed.

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